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NY 866187

Sept 9, 1991

CLA-2-85:S:N:N1:109 866187


TARIFF NO.: 8518.90.1000, 8517.90.3000

Mr. J. G. Bradford
AT & T Guilford Center
P. O. Box 25000
Greensboro, NC 27420-7000

RE: The tariff classification of telephone parts from Mexico.

Dear Mr. Bradford:

In your letter dated August 12, 1991 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise consists of three (3) items as follows:

1. A handset handle made of tubular molded plastic piece to be assembled into a telephone handset. The handle is approximately 8 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 2 inches high, with bell shaped and threaded ends to accept the caps.

2. Transmitter and receiver caps that are round molded plastic caps that screw onto the ends of the handset handle to cover the transmitter and receiver. These caps are approximately 2 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch in height and threaded on the inside.

3. A rotary wall housing which is a rectangular molded plastic piece that is used to cover the internal components of a rotary wall telephone set. The housing, is approximately 9 inches long, 5 inches wide, and 2 1/2 inches high.

The applicable subheading for the handset, transmitter caps, will be 8518.90.1000 Harmonized Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "parts of telephone handsets and repeaters." The duty rate will be 8.5 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the housing will be 8517.90.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "[p]arts of telephone sets." The rate of duty will be 8.5 percent ad valorem."

Articles classifiable under subheading 8517.90.3000 and 8518.90.1000, HTS, which are products of Mexico are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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